Literacy/Reading

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02 Aug

PBS to Launch “The Great American Read” TV Series

In spring 2018, PBS will debut The Great American Read, an eight-part television series and nationwide campaign that aims to spark a national conversation about books and reading.

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26 Jul

Around Indies

Downtown Books hosts Refugee book launch; Andy Laties, Rebecca Migdal to open Book & Puppet Co.; Brilliant Books to mark 10th anniversary; BookPeople to serve as bookseller for Texas Book Festival

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19 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes; Indigo Books & Music may expand to U.S.; Status of Affordable Care Act repeal vote uncertain; Celadon Books to launch; Staff changes at S&S Books for Young Readers, Harvard University Press, The Feminist Press; Hugh M. Hefner Foundation award winners, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist, International Thriller Writers’ award winners announced; Little Free Library wins WNBA’s Second Century Prize

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13 Jun

Cellar Door Books Launches Summer Literary Travelogue Challenge

Cellar Door Books has been using the store’s remaining copies of the Independent Bookstore Day Literary Map of the United States to provide a summer reading challenge for customers.

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13 Jun

Reading Without Walls Bingo Aims to Challenge Readers This Summer

ABA members participating in the bingo-style summer reading challenge can visit BookWeb to find downloadable promotional materials.

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24 May

BTW News Briefs

2017 Pannell Award winners revealed; Lerner to distribute Lantana; Simon & Schuster launches #WhatBeachWhatBook; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Nebula Award winners, CLMP Firecracker Award finalists announced

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17 May

BTW News Briefs

Authors Guild online auction underway; Museum Store Association to launch holiday campaign; Ingram signs five publishers; Reading Group Choices releases title lists of readers’ favorites; Margarita Engle named Young People’s Poet Laureate; International Dylan Thomas Prize, Albertine Prize winners announced

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16 May

American Writers Museum Opens With Help From Former Owner of The Book Stall

Former bookseller Roberta Rubin serves as board co-chair of the new American Writers Museum, the first national museum to honor American writers, which opened on May 16 in Chicago.

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03 May

BTW News Briefs

Barbershop Books wins Innovations in Reading Prize; Ingram to distribute Fodor’s Travel; Consortium adds four publishers; B&N names CEO; HarperCollins launches #WhyIRead; Winners announced: Anna Dewdney Award, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Triangle Awards

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26 Apr

Indies Prepare Events for Children’s Book Week

Independent bookstores across the country are preparing to host events for Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and literacy sponsored by Every Child a Reader.

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26 Apr

Ci5: Marley Dias on Her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, a campaign to collect and distribute books featuring diverse characters to children, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Children’s Institute.

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19 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Best Children’s Books of the Year published; PRH launches #ProjectReadathon; Johns Hopkins University Press to support AAUP residencies; Books for a Better Life, Jackson Poetry Prize winners, Southern Book Prize finalists announced

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18 Apr

Reading Without Walls Bingo: Materials Now Available for Download

Booksellers can bring Reading Without Walls bingo to their stores with a variety of downloadable promotional materials specially designed for the ABC Children’s Group summer reading program.

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05 Apr

ABC Summer Reading Program to Feature Reading Without Walls Bingo

Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program started by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, will be the centerpiece of this year’s ABC Group summer reading initiative.

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05 Apr

Bookstores Join National Poetry Month Celebrations

Independent bookstores across the country are hosting a variety of fun and imaginative events to celebrate National Poetry Month.

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